The Walk of Your Life
“And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.” Genesis 5:24
Do you know what Enoch in the Old Testament had in common with Noah and with Christ’s 12 apostles in the New Testament? They all walked with God; they were in the fellowship and company of the Lord.
One of the most beautiful memories I have of my parents, who have been married for over 50 years, is how every night after dinner weather permitting, they took a walk together to share their hearts and lives with one another. Walking in fellowship with each other has been instrumental in their decades-long love and intimacy.
How many of us walk through our lives in fellowship with our spouses, families, friends, co-workers, teammates, classmates, significant others, etc., sharing our hearts, our time, our interests, our dreams, our entertainment, our goals and desires, our meals, our houses, neighborhoods, and our vacations with others for as long as we walk the face of this earth? We all do, don’t we, to one extent or another?
The concordance reveals the Greek word translated into “follow” in relation to Christ also includes in its definition “to accompany.” We spend so much of our lives walking with and accompanying others, don’t we? But how many of us can say we have made our highest priority to walk with the Lord, to follow Him, to accompany Him, to be in intimate fellowship with Him? Adam and Eve lost fellowship with God because of their sin. When they heard His voice walking in the Garden, they hid from His presence because of their sin (Gen. 3:8). Christ died so believers in and followers of Him could be restored to fellowship with God forever. The apostles enjoyed that fellowship; so can we through faith in Christ. Enoch “walked with God” right up until his life was over.
Can you imagine a greater legacy than that long after we are gone, people would say, “He or she walked with God”?
Are you walking with the Lord?